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About us

Our Purpose is simple.


We exist to tell worthy stories that are beautiful, rich with meaning and shaped by our curiosity.
We do this by working with industries and organisations that are at the forefront of the tech and cultural renaissance that is shaping positive change in our world.

Beyond Content is an end-to-end production company and content agency in Adelaide, South Australia. The company was founded by, Stephen de Villiers, an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for service and forging life-long client relationships.

From humble beginnings, the company has quickly forged a reputation for creative excellence, as one of South Australia’s top specialist full-service production companies, servicing branded and long form broadcast content.

In 2020, Chloe Gardner, an industry leader in arts management and creative producing joined as partner, and together they are leading the Beyond team into an exciting future as a world-class creative agency.

Our core team comprises more than 40 years of experience and boasts a range of skills and expertise across a suite of filmmaking specialities including drama, documentary, TV production, VFX, animation, and high-end colour grading. We work with some of Australia’s top creatives to produce long-form, broadcast and commercial film and video content in Australia and internationally.

We’ve enjoyed sustained strategic growth over the last few years, as we’ve expanded into digital strategy and full-service campaign creative, while always retaining our passion for storytelling and content creation. We’re deeply grateful for the relationships we’ve fostered with our clients who entrust us with their brands, their messaging and their creative ideas.

We’ve continued our success in the broadcast space with our online and finishing work on four feature films through 2019 and 2020, and The Rover of Tobruk, our half hour broadcast documentary (Channel 7).

To accelerate this trajectory, in 2021, we launched Arterial Films, our sister brand which is actively developing our slate of fiction and drama television and feature film projects.

Our team have filmed all over the world on every kind of budget, and have collectively produced or contributed to over 1500 films and projects. Today we continue to dig deep, think big and push ourselves to create new and compelling work. We approach each project with curiosity and empathy, which unlocks the power and full potential of the stories we bring to screens of all sizes.

We’re in the business of shaping ideas and focussing emotion so that we can craft screen stories that move audiences. But we’re also in the business of keeping things fun and enjoying the ride. Mostly we love meeting new people and sharing stories, so we’d love you to get in touch.

Our Team

Stephen De Villiers Headshot
Stephen De Villiers
Creative & Managing Director
Chloe Gardner Adelaide Headshots
Chloe Gardner
Company Director / Senior Producer
Wilson Tran
Editor / Colourist
Alice Yang
Director / Editor
Fazz Farrell
Sound Engineer
Content Producer, Maisie smiles to the camera with long brown hair and a mustard yellow sleeveless top.
Maisie Fabry
Producer / Editor

Our Clients

Esther Serk
Nation Advertising

Stephen is a talented story teller and director who has helped us on various video projects here at Nation. His passion and professionalism carry through into all the work he delivers, which is always on time and on to budget.

Jemima Kemp
Marketing Consultant

Stephen De Villiers’ work is distinctive, engaging and conveys exactly the messaging and feel that we want to communicate for our brand. Stephen is a consummate professional who instinctively grasps the brief and makes it happen. Each time we have worked with Stephen, he has delivered stunning product, on time and on budget.

Adam Diggens
Creative Brand Manager

Amazing! You do go above and beyond! The team absolutely love the video. It’s been such a blast. I can’t believe it’s all come to an end already. This has been one of the best vendor experiences of my career. There were many challenges you took in your stride and you knocked every single curveball out of the park. You breathed life and magic into our early concepts, taking these projects forward in ways that exceeded expectations. You and your team are true masters of your craft. I can’t wait to work with you all again!

Lincoln College
Marketing Manager

On behalf of Lincoln College, please allow me to extend my personal and genuine appreciation to each and every one you for your valuable contributions to this organization. Working with you this past year has been a pleasure and I’m proud to have you all with us.

Peter Shallard
Commit Action
CEO / Founder

The difference they bring is that you’re working with a team of highly experienced filmmakers, who are masters of their craft. But they marry this with a genuine passion for service and rich instincts for high-level branding, marketing, and advertising.

Lyndal Denny

Hi Chloe .. you and your amazing team are miracle workers – transforming three nervous truckies into movie stars!!!!  Unbelievable!!!